2018-01-19 20:16:25 CRIENGLISH.com Web Editor: 王潇
Welcome to 'Today' - an hour of world news and analysis -- from a different perspective. I'm Suyi
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20 last year.
Three days later, he signed an executive order announcing the US withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, TPP. Later that month, Trump signed a controversial travel ban executive order, halting refugees and barring citizens from seven countries in West Asia and North Africa. In April, Neil Gorsuch, nominated by Trump, was sworn in as the Supreme Court justice, making the court once again dominated by conservatives. By the end of the year, Trump signed a defense policy bill worth nearly 700 billion U.S. dollars and announced the national security strategy, listing China and Russia as "competitors." Before Christmas, he signed a tax reform bill into law, the most significant overhaul of the U.S. tax system since 1986.
On the foreign policy front, Trump began his first foreign trip in May to Saudi Arabia and signed an arms deal worth 110 billion U.S. dollars. In June, he announced the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Change Agreement, later that month, revisions to parts of his predecessor Barack Obama's Cuba policy. In October, Trump announced the withdrawal from the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Late last year, he announced his official recognition of Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel, and instructed to begin the process of moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.
On the China-US ties, Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Trump at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida in April. Then early November, Trump paid his first state visit to China. It was also the first state visit by a foreign leader after the key party national congress of the CPC, with the two countries signing deals worth over 250 billion US dollars.
For more on this, CRI's Suyi joined on the line by Dr. Da Wei, assistant president of University of International Relations；Harvey Dzodin, fellow for the think tank, Center for China and Globalization；Randall Schweller, professor of political science and Joan Huber faculty fellow at Ohio State University, Editor-in-chief of Security Studies
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